The Craft of Scientific Writing (Paperback)
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The Craft of Scientific Writing (Paperback)

Paperback 282 Pages / Published: 02/09/1998
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Designed to help both professional and student scientists and engineers write clearly and effectively, this text approaches the subject in a fresh way. Using scores of examples from a wide variety of authors and disciplines, the author - himself a writer and physicist -- demonstrates the difference between strong and weak scientific writing, and how to convey ideas to the intended audience. In addition, he gives advice on how to start writing, and how to revise drafts, including many suggestions about approaching a wide variety of tasks - from laboratory reports to grant proposals, from internal communications to press releases - as well as a concise guide to appropriate style and usage.

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
ISBN: 9780387947662
Number of pages: 282
Weight: 940 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 15 mm
Edition: 3rd Corrected ed. 1996. Corr. 3rd printing 19


From review of the first edition
"This book offers effective methods for improving writing efficiency and overcoming difficulties during the preparation of technical information."
Robert L. Schmitt, Doctoral Candidate at the University of Wisconsin

"A refreshing addition to a genre dominated by English teacher-style textbooks. Instead of listing rules that constrain writers, the book uses examples to lay out the path to successful communication ... Especially helpful (and entertaining) is the chapter on the writing process. Anyone who has spent more time avoiding a writing task than actually doing it will appreciate Alley's tips."

-Dr. Ellen Ochoa, Deputy Director of Flight Crew Operations, Johnson Space Center

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